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The area ath­letic fi­nals were held on Sun­day last on the Grey­stones Ath­letic Track. Over 100 Chil­dren took part on a sunny day with a lovely Fam­ily at­mos­phere.

Next stop is the County Fi­nals in Shil­le­lagh next month. Train­ing con­tin­ues ev­ery Tues­day evening from 6.00 to 7 p.m. all chil­dren are in­vited to take part.


The Enniskerry Ju­nior Foot­ballers suf­fered a home de­feat last week when vis­i­tors Laragh out­played and outscored the home team. The hurlers next out­ing is against an­other one of the gi­ants of Hurl­ing in Gle­nealy


Pow­er­scourt Arms Darts team won again last week and were away last night in Bray. Next Tues­day night the team are at home in the last night of the League and then play in the fi­nal of the Cup.


The Free Com­mu­nity CPR/ AED con­tin­ues in the Pow­er­scourt Na­tional School On Thurs­day, May 19, from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. all wel­come please phone 086 2564468.


Enniskerry con­tinue their Tues­day night walks leav­ing from Wind­sors Spar op­po­site Town Clock from 7 p.m., all wel­come


Ser­vices of Wor­ship in Pow­er­scourt for Sun­day, May 22, – Trin­ity Sun­day: 8.30 a.m. – Holy Com­mu­nion (said); 11.30 a.m. – Morn­ing Prayer Two.

Ser­vices of Wor­ship in Kil­bride for Sun­day, May 22, – Trin­ity Sun­day: 10 a.m. – Morn­ing Prayer Two.

Car boot sales: In aid of Pow­er­scourt Parish Funds on the last Satur­day of the month dur­ing the Sum­mer start­ing on Satur­day, May 28, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the church Pad­dock be­side Pow­er­scourt Church. For fur­ther de­tails please con­tact Robert Al­li­son at 086 3815151.


Sacra­ment of Rec­on­cil­i­a­tion – (Con­fes­sions): St Mary’s – Enniskerry: Satur­day af­ter 10.15 a.m. Mass; Our Lady Queen of Peace, Put­land Road, Bray – Satur­day af­ter 10.30 a.m. and 6.30 p.m. Masses; Church of the Most Holy Redeemer, Main Street, Bray – Satur­day af­ter 10 a.m. Mass.

Curtlestown Ceme­tery: The main­te­nance of Curtlestown Ceme­tery for this Sum­mer will com­mence tonight (Wed­nes­day) at 7 p.m. and will con­tinue on Wed­nes­days on a weekly/ fort­nightly ba­sis as re­quired. This main­te­nance work mainly in­volves cut­ting the grass, rak­ing and dis­pos­ing of it. Please come along – all help wel­come.

The reg­u­lar helpers will be no­ti­fied by text-mes­sage be­fore that date. If you wish to re­ceive a text mes­sage, please con­tact the Parish Of­fice. If you have a strim­mer/ rake/lawn­mower/big strong bag, etc. – please bring one with you. Tea served at 8.30 p.m.

an­nual Bless­ing of Graves: Kil­le­gar on Thurs­day, June 30, at 7.30 p.m.; Kil­macanogue on Sun­day, Au­gust 21, at 3 p.m.; Curtlestown on Sun­day, Au­gust 28, at 3 p.m.; and Glen­cree on Sun­day, Septem­ber 4, af­ter 9 a.m. Mass.

An­nual Pil­grim­age To Our Lady’s Is­land on Mon­day, Au­gust 15: Bus will leave vil­lage at 11 a.m., and will re­turn at ap­prox 9.30 p.m. We ar­rive in time for light re­fresh­ments and to at­tend Mass. Din­ner will be booked for 6 p.m. in Queen’s Quar­ter, New­cas­tle on way home. Please book your place by phon­ing Lily Ka­vanagh on 2867192. Bus de­posit of €10 must be paid on book­ing.

Helpers Wanted: God’s Housekeepers are look­ing for help on Mon­day morn­ings for half an hour from 10.45 a.m. to 11.15 a.m. to clean St Mary’s Church, even if you can­not com­mit to ev­ery week, ev­ery sec­ond week, once a month, all help ap­pre­ci­ated.

Le­gion of Mary – Kil­macanogue Pre­sid­ium: Meet at 3.30 p.m. ev­ery Tues­day in the Sacristy of St Mo­chonog’s. New mem­bers are most wel­come. Group re­cite the Rosary on the first Satur­day of each month at mid­day at the Grotto in the church grounds. Click on the link le­gionof­mary.ie to view web­site.

Parish Shop: St Mary’s Church Shop (at rear of Church on the left) opens af­ter all Masses. All oc­ca­sion cards, prayers, stat­ues avail­able plus items, for Bap­tisms, Weddings and other Spe­cial Oc­ca­sions.

Face­book Page: Enniskerry, Curtlestown, Glen­cree and Kil­macanogue are part of the Bray and Enniskerry Pas­toral Area. A Face­book page has been cre­ated to co­or­di­nate any and all ac­tiv­i­ties com­mon to all parishes in the area. So please link in with it and like our page. To find: type Bray and Enniskerry Pas­toral Area on your own face book page and like it please.


A Clothes Sale will take place in the Pow­er­scourt Arms and Coun­try House Ho­tel this Fri­day at 7 p.m.

The an­nual St Pa­trick’s Na­tional School Curtlestown Ladies Lunch will take place at 1 p.m. on Sun­day, June 19, in the Sum- mer­hill House Ho­tel. All ladies wel­come.


St Mary’s and St Ger­ard’s Na­tional School, Enniskerry, are hold­ing a Barn Dance on Fri­day, May 27, at 8 p.m. in the Pow­er­scourt Arms Ho­tel to raise funds for their school. This event was a lot of fun last year so don’t miss out. Tick­ets can be pur­chased di­rectly from the school or at the Pow­er­scourt Arms and Coun­try House Ho­tel. Tick­ets are now on sale.


Last Thurs­day night James Scan­nell, Vice-Chair­per­son of the Bray Cualann His­tor­i­cal and PRO of the Old Dublin So­ci­ety, was the guest speaker for the May meet­ing of the Enniskerry His­tory So­ci­ety at 8.30 p.m. in the Pow­er­scourt Arms and Coun­try House Ho­tel, at which he pre­sented his lec­ture ‘Some County Wick­low Rail­way Mishaps’ which re­called a num­ber of rail­way ac­ci­dents in County Wick­low and mishaps to rail­way com­pany em­ploy­ees over the past 150 years.

This was the fi­nal lec­ture in the Enniskerry His­tory So­ci­ety’s Spring 2016 pro­gramme and John Cal­lan wishes to ex­tend his sin­cere thanks to all the speak­ers who ad­dressed the So­ci­ety dur­ing the Au­tumn 2015 and Spring 2016 pro­grammes, espe­cially the man­age­ment and staff of the Pow­er­scourt Arms and Coun­try House Ho­tel for fa­cil­i­tat­ing meet­ings of the So­ci­ety and for their as­sis­tance with them. Work on the com­pil­ing the Au­tumn 2016 pro­gramme has now com­menced and de­tails will be an­nounced in due course.

Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion on the Enniskerry His­tory So­ci­ety and its ac­tiv­i­ties are avail­able from John Cal­lan on 01-2867853.

In the mean­time mem­bers of the Enniskerry His­tory So­ci­ety are in­vited to to­mor­row’s (Thurs­day) 8 p.m. meet­ing of the Bray Cualann His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety, the lo­cal his­tory so­ci­ety for Bray and North Wick­low, at which James Scan­nell will present his lec­ture ‘The Pic­ture Post­cards of John Hinde’ in the Kin­sale Room of the Royal Ho­tel, Main Street, Bray. Mem­bers free – vis­i­tors €5.

Mem­bers are also in­vited to this Fri­day’s 2 p.m. 60-minute talk in Bray Li­brary, Eglin­ton Road, Bray, by Brian White on ‘Trade/ In­dus­try in Bray’. All wel­come – ad­mis­sion free.


The ‘ School­house For Art’ sum­mer art fair will launch this Fri­day evening. We are invit­ing artists who which to ex­hibit over the week­end to get in touch with Jenn (School­house­forart@ Gmail.com) to se­cure their space at this year’s ex­hi­bi­tion and we would also like to in­vite all Ur­ban Sketch­ers to our beau­ti­ful vil­lage of Enniskerry to spend Na­tional Draw­ing day demon­strat­ing their skills and sketch­ing our su­perb sur­round­ings.

Anne Jef­fares is run­ning a two­day work­shop ‘ Van­ish­ing Ves­sels’ on May 28 and May 29. This two day work­shop is de­signed to give you the op­por­tu­nity to ex­plore sol­u­ble fab­ric and ma­chine em­broi­dery. Wa­ter sol­u­ble film is a won­der­ful base for cre­at­ing solid 3D and lacy fab­rics. There will be an In­tro­duc­tion to Stained Glass – one day work­shop on May 22 with Kath­leen Ar­genti-Cum­mins.

The Wick­low Ac­tive Re­tire­ment has in­vited Round­wood Ac­tive Re­tire­ment to a Beal­taine Day in the De La Salle, Wick­low on Fri­day, May 27. Round­wood AR will be pro­vid­ing a bus from the Parish Cen­tre leav­ing at 11.30 a.m. and re­turn­ing at 3 p.m. Any­one in­ter­ested should con­tact Betty on 2818703.


The Bless­ings of the Graves in Round­wood Ceme­tery will take place on Sun­day, July 24, at 12.30 p.m. (Please note change of date and time!)


A re­minder that the Ac­tive Re­tire­ment Lunch club will take place on Fri­day, May 20, in Ch­ester Beat­tys Ash­ford at 1.30. Please con­tact Molly Byrne 0404 45407 or Betty Cullen 01 2818703 if you would like to be in­cluded.


The Round­wood Parish Hall monthly Dance will be held on Fri­day, May 20, danc­ing to the Wick­low Man from 9 p.m. till late. Re­fresh­ments served.


The Round­wood Hall is al­ways avail­able for all so­cial events, meet­ings, chil­dren’s par­ties, chris­ten­ings, work­shops, train­ing cour­ses etc. Th­ese great fa­cil­i­ties are now avail­able. For more in­for­ma­tion con­tact us at 087 9627527,087 3932730 or th­er­ound­wood­parish­hall@gmail. com.


There was no jack­pot win­ner in last week’s draw. The num­bers drawn were 12, 18, 23 and 26. There were six match-three win­ners, Pranesa and Paddy, Schooner Syn­nott, Linda O’Con­nor, Mary Dun­leavy, Jil­lian Price and K. Crean. Next week’s jack­pot will be €19,400.


Home In­stead Se­nior Care – Are ac­tively look­ing for car­ers to care for peo­ple in their own homes in the Round­wood and sur­round­ing ar­eas. Hours are Flex­i­ble, Part-Time, Evening and Week­end Work, Train­ing and Ex­pe­ri­ence pre­ferred but not nec­es­sary. If you are seek­ing em­ploy­ment have a pas­sion for peo­ple and would like to care for the el­derly in your com­mu­nity. Please give Home In­stead a call at 01 2768122.


Mon­day, May 9, was end of sea­son prize giv­ing night and North/South win­ners on the night were Ger Leni­han and Paddy O’Brien, sec­ond Ger­tie Fee and Mon­ica Brady third Brid Clancy and Phil Power while Mar­ian Davis and Teresa Leahy were first for East/West, sec­ond Cather­ine McGil­ly­cuddy and Bri­die Nolan and third Mar­garet Byrne and Maura Gaskin. Tak­ing first place over­all for the Sea­son was Mon­ica Brady, sec­ond Phil Power, third Bri­die Nolan, fourth Brid Clancy and fifth Ger Leni­han. Gaye and Tri­ona con­grat­u­lated the win­ners and thanked all the mem­bers once again for their con­tin­ued support. Play con­tin­ues in Round­wood Com­mu­nity Hall on Mon­day nights start­ing at 7.45 and ev­ery­one is wel­come.


Jim McNa­mara and Sea­mus Kennedy took first place for North/South on Fri­day, May 13, which was our end of sea­son prize giv­ing day, June Digby and Rachel Judd sec­ond, third Ger­tie Fee and Gaye McGet­ti­gan. First for East/West were Philom­ena Kenna and El­iz­a­beth Bel­ton sec­ond Mar­garet Bol­ger and Noeleen Red­mond and third Mar­ian Davis and Teresa Leahy.

Over­all win­ner for the End of Sea­son was June Digby sec­ond Mar­garet Bol­ger, third Ger Leni­han, fourth Teresa Leahy and fifth Mon­ica Brady. Gaye and Tri­ona once again con­grat­u­lated all the win­ners and thanked all the mem­bers for their con­tin­ued support.

Play con­tin­ues on Fri­day morn­ings at 9.45 and all are wel­come.


The re­sults of the whist are as fol­lows: Top Score: Mary Mur­phy and Mary Pierce (shared) Sec­ond Lady: Kitty Kennedy; Top Gent: Richie cullen; Sec­ond Gent: Ann Wolo­han; First Half : Jimmy Mol­loy; Sec­ond Half: Tiney Shortt; Long­est Sit­ting: Mag­dalen Kennedy and Low­est Score: Ann Pierce. Raf­fle prizes were won by Pa­tri­cia Pierce, Mary Pierce, Mag­dalen Kennedy, Maura McHugh and Mar­garet Kennedy. Next whist will be tonight Wed­nes­day, May 25, in the Parish Cen­tre.


Set Danc­ing con­tin­ues ev­ery Thurs­day night in Ka­vanagh’s Lounge from 9 p.m. till 11 p.m. with mu­sic this month by the O’Kane fam­ily. Come along and join us for a night of good fun, great ex­er­cise and a very so­cial night out. New­com­ers al­ways wel­come and great way to meet some lo­cals. Cost for night of danc­ing and en­ter­tain­ment is still only €5.


A grant for the pro­vi­sion of a per­sonal alarm is avail­able to el­i­gi­ble ap­pli­cants through the Se­nior Alert Scheme. The scheme aims to en­cour­age com­mu­nity support for vul­ner­a­ble older peo­ple in our com­mu­ni­ties. It pro­vides grant as­sis­tance to­wards the pur­chase and in­stal­la­tion of mon­i­tored per­sonal alarms to en­able older per­sons con­tinue to live se­curely in their homes with con­fi­dence, in­de­pen­dence and peace of mind. The scheme is op­er­ated through Pobal via com­mu­nity or­gan­i­sa­tions.

The Round­wood and District Com­mu­nity Coun­cil is reg­is­tered to ad­min­is­ter this scheme in the area. The per­sonal alarm of­fers re­as­sur­ance to al­low in­de­pen­dent liv­ing, safe in the knowl­edge that you can quickly be in con­tact with a fam­ily mem­ber or a neigh­bour in the event of an emer­gency.

If you would like more in­for­ma­tion please con­tact Mon­ica at 086 8055040, Betty on 01 2818703 or email info@round­wood.ie.


Pil­grim­age leaves on Oc­to­ber 5 for a week. Cost €645 per per­son shar­ing. Dis­count of €100 off price if paid in full by De­cem­ber 11.

Price in­cludes Flights (Aer Lin­gus) In­sur­ance, Half Board Ac­co­ma­da­tion in House be­side Church, Trans­fers to and from Medjugorje. For more in­for­ma­tion/book­ing con­tact Mary King at 087 2185067.


Round­wood Home Pro­duc­ers Mar­ket re-opened on Sun­day, March 20. Our open­ing times will be mid­day to 5 p.m. Please come for your home bak­ing, jams, veg­eta­bles, crafts, plants, and much more. New mem­bers are al­ways wel­come. We look for­ward to see­ing you there.

Stephen Duffy and Lind­sey Ka­vanagh at the Wick­low Rugby Club black tie din­ner dance in the Grand Ho­tel, Wick­low.

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